Israel claims its latest onslaught against the population of Gaza is a response to Hamas rocket-fire, targeted at "terrorists" and motivated to "restore quiet." However, an analysis of the IDF's public relations points and war doctrines as well as the historical context of the events, shows the root cause of the crisis to be Israel's decades-long programme of violent settler colonialism.
Amrit Wilson reports on the extraordinary case of Sanaz Raji, a tale of persecution and injustice that has highlighted the deep-set and dark prejudices at the heart of British higher education.
On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, marked today for the first time since his death, Roger Bromley revisits the Mandela legacy through the lens of a powerful new documentary, 'Mandela, The Myth and Me'.
The marked contrast between the BBC's reporting of the deaths of Palestinian and Israeli children this past month has been an eloquent symbol of its wider failings.
As Israel launches another bombing campaign against the population of Gaza, mainstream discourse is yet again painting the situation as a conflict between equals. This is not evidence of 'neutrality' but a de-facto show of support for the oppressor, writes Mohammed Suliman.
- Analysis | Israel’s attack on Gaza is the culmination of 66 years of settler-colonialism
- Special Report | Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Sanaz Raji’s Struggle for Justice
- Reflections | Widening the Lens: Revisiting Mandela
- Editorial | Dear BBC, Palestinian children, too, have names
- Comment | As Israel bombs our homes, to be ‘neutral’ is to be complicit
- Israel's attack on Gaza is the culmination of 66 years of settler-colonialism
- As Israel bombs our homes, to be 'neutral' is to be complicit
- Neoliberalism, Higher Education and Sanaz Raji's Struggle for Justice
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Editor's Desk, Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Dec 9, 2013 22:49 - 6 Comments
In part two of our exclusive interview, Hip-Hop artist Akala talks to Ceasefire’s Adam Cooper about Lily Allen, Mark Duggan, police impunity, slavery reparations, the banning of slang in schools and much more.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Jun 9, 2014 20:58 - Comment
Comment | ‘Nobody listened to me’: Blair’s dismissal of the anti-war movement has fuelled violent extremism
More than a decade on since the February 15 2003 protests, it is time to acknowledge that the UK government’s refusal to heed the calls of the anti-war movement might have been directly responsible for fuelling violent extremism in the UK, Ian Sinclair argues.
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New in Ceasefire, Notes from the Margins - May 20, 2014 13:42 - 5 Comments
This month, Britain’s immigrant ‘detention estate’ has been rocked by one of the largest protests to date, yet another consequence of the climate of hatred, fear and racism so deeply embedded in Britain’s squalid current ‘debate’ about immigration, argues Matt Carr in his latest column.
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Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Jun 17, 2014 14:28 - 1 Comment
In 2012, thirty four striking miners were killed in South Africa’s most notorious post-Apartheid massacre. Rehad Desai, filmmaker and academic spoke to Ceasefire’s Usayd Younis about his new documentary ‘Miners Shot Down’ and the state of the country today.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - May 26, 2014 10:47 - 2 Comments
In the second installment of his ten-part series on Badiou, Andrew Robinson explains the specific claims of Badiou’s philosophy: the necessity of a transcendent “one” for social order, the appeal to mathematical set theory, and the rejection of qualitative or “substantial” references in philosophy.
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Film & TV, New in Ceasefire - Jun 19, 2014 12:26 - Comment
In the Shadow of War is a feature-length documentary exploring the lives of four young people in post-conflict Bosnia Herzegovina. Ceasefire’s Usayd Younis caught up with its directors, Georgia and Sophia Scott, to find out why these stories needed to be told.